Eezehaul leads the way with Euro 6

Eezehaul has cemented its relationship with DGC Ltd by taking delivery of four new Euro 6 DAF tractor units. The CF 85 vehicles with sleeper cabs are perfect for the successful TPN pallet member, offering excellent fuel efficiency and maneuverability combined with handsome styling.

The new units join eleven trailers, four other Euro 5 units, two 18t C/S, two 12t C/S and two 3.5t C/S vans on the impressive and growing Eezehaul fleet.

Sam Knight (DGC Director) said;

Eezehaul have been a real success story in the West Sussex area gaining an excellent reputation for customer service. This company ethos goes hand in hand with the way we run DGC Ltd. We are proud to be given this extra contract and will work to ensure we remain the number one choice for Contract Hire and Truck Rental.



Scania field test record in low consumption

“There will be increased fuel consumption with Euro 6 technology” – so predicted many prophets of doom in the industry a few years ago when the new stringent emissions regulations were coming into being.

Today we have hindsight, and the reality was different. For example, Scania’s new inline-six, 13-liter and 410 horsepower engine set new fuel records on two well-established test routes in the hands of German and French trade journalists.

A record in fuel consumption

Never before has a 40-tonne Euro-combination (tractor and trailer) covered the demanding test route north of Munich – which is used by “Verkehrsrundschau”, among others – with a truly low fuel consumption of 23.29 litres/100 km. And mind you – it’s not a record for a Euro-6 truck; this consumption is the lowest that has been measured for any emission standard. The difference from the previous record holder was about a decilitre of diesel per 10 kilometres.

What does that mean in money, some people may wonder? For a typical European long-haulage truck, which usually covers some 120 000 km a year, this means that it saves 1.2 cubic metres of diesel every year. Calculated on the price of diesel in the first quarter at the pump in Sweden, which oscillates at around 14 crowns per litre, a driver can save SEK 16,800 (about 1,890 Euros) a year just by choosing a Scania! And imagine what the difference would be compared with any truck a few years old – which probably is not any previous record holder…

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Montgomery Distribution Marathon Relay

Montgomery Distribution are entering two teams in the Belfast City Marathon Relay 2014 on 05/05/2014 to raise money for Friends of the Cancer Centre

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Montracon – two new dedicated used trailer centres

2120 Montracon logo modification v2Leading trailer manufacturer, Montracon Ltd have recently opened two new dedicated used trailer centres in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Both centres will offer customers a wide range of quality used trailers.

For more information please click here to download the trailer centres leaflet or use the contact details below:

South Yorkshire
Carrhill, Doncaster, DN4 8DE

Woodville, Swadlincote, DE11 7DS

Contact: Paul Jones
tel: 01302 732546
mob: 07711 884086

Contact: Jamie Pearson
tel: 01302 732547
mob: 07712 935500


Foreign truckers set to pay road tolls in UK

Thanks to the HGV road user levy UK hauliers get a fairer deal. Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced as of 1st April, 2014, foreign hauliers will be charged to use UK roads for the first time.

For years UK truck drivers working in Europe have been paying tolls and levies when delivering goods abroad. Whereas foreign trucks operating in the UK have not been required to make a similar payment.

The HGV Road user levy is the introduction of a charge called for by the UK haulage industry and creates a fairer system by removing the perceived inequality UK hauliers have felt.

Patrick McLoughlin said: “The HGV levy will provide a massive boost for the UK haulage industry. It will create a level playing field across Europe, giving UK firms a much better opportunity to win business. This yet another example of how we are taking positive action to back British business and build a stronger, more competitive economy.”

The levy affects all HGV’s of 12 tonnes or more that drive on UK roads, irrespective of country of registration. It consists of a structured series of bands reflecting vehicle type, weight and number of axles. UK operators will pay the levy at the same time as VED in one transaction for administrative ease. To minimise impact on UK hauliers, the government is reducing VED, meaning that more than 9 out of 10 UK vehicles will pay no more than now. Foreign operators must pay the levy before using UK roads.

The levy is just one element of the coalition’s promise of a fairer deal to UK hauliers, other parts include:

Fuel duty on a diesel lower than in October 2012 and no increase in HGV vehicle excise duty
Major road scheme investments of £3.3 billion providing over 500 miles of additional lane capacity.